Adult Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Adult Class Offerings
If you wish to join us on Sunday mornings you can contact the church office, office@lafumc.org for a link.

Bible History 
In-person and on
Zoom 9:00 a.m.

The Bible History Class is a discussion class in which we seek to determine the meaning and application of scripture for our daily lives. We look at the context in which the scripture was written for better understanding.  Our discussions are Biblically directed, and we use a variety of literature to lead us. We often study the history and culture surrounding a Biblical story in order to better understand its meaning for us. 

Our current book study is Cultures in Conflict, by Ray Vander Laan. (Begins May 9 with video introduction)

Cultures in Conflict: LIFE AMONG PAGANS. How do you live in a culture where the worldview conflicts with Christianity? Learn from Paul as he presents his beliefs to the most powerful court in Athens and settles among the Greco-Romans of Corinth, who valued wealth and class, worship of multiple gods, and decadent pleasure seeking above all else. In this sixteenth volume of That The World May Know(R), discover how to live in your own Athens or Corinth-a dechristianized Western world-in a way that glorifies God. Books available at church call office.

Class leader: James Barefield                               Location: ZOOM 

 Inquirers Class 
8:30 a.m. Traditional Sundays on Zoom
11:30 a.m. Contemporary Sundays in-person and on Zoom

This  class studies everything from prayer topics to religious history. We choose our books after receiving recommendations from others, or if someone wants to explore a topic. We vote on the topic by the tried and true button method, the book receiving the most buttons goes to the number one spot for the next book to study.

This class is a fragrance free room.  All are welcome to join our group for a particular study, one Sunday, or to become part of our little ‘family’ of believers.  

Our current book study is Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, by Lois Tverberg. ( Begins May 16)

 Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus: The author challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands.

Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? Books are available at Amazon and also in digital format at Mesa Public Library.

Class leader:  Bill & Carol Mead                            Location: ZOOM 

“Little Class”

Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m.

The “Little Class” uses the Bible as its study guide. This discussion class attempts to take Biblical truths as presented by a variety of Bible versions and interpretations and apply those truths to the situation we find ourselves in each day.

We find it interesting that the Bible fathers warned us of many of the things we encounter in the world around us…that their insight into human frailties was incredibly accurate. We are often amazed at the life experiences that are freely shared by the class members.

Class leader: Jim Little                                            Location: Zoom

Wednesday Night Class

Our study looks at scripture Pastor John will be preaching on each Sunday. We invited to join us as we explore the scriptures and prepare for Sunday morning.

 Class Leader: Rotation                                            Location: Currently not meeting